Hey All!! I've seen a few members showin off their ink, thought I'd jump on the train lol. With every tat comes a story.. mine are no different lol so bear with me. These are my most recent tats, they actually just finished healing up a week ago or so. My leg hair is still catching up.. lol (btw, the pics are blurry thanks to my phone ad my legs were twisted trying to get a good angle. but the lines are actually very crisp, and the words are just about perfectly straight on my legs when im standing. the guy did a great job) Right leg By nocold at 2011-08-31 "Do not go gentle into that good night" Left leg By nocold at 2011-08-31 "Rage, rage against the dying of the light" If anyone recognizes the poem, kudos! "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas is my absolute favorite poem ever I've actually committed the whole thing to memory: "Do not go gentle into that good night Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage, rage against the dying of the light Though wise men, at their end know dark is right Because their words had forked no lightning they, Do not go gentle into that good night Good men the last wave by, crying how bright their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, rage, rage against the dying of the light wild men, who caught and sang the sun in flight and learned too late they grieved it in its passing, do not go gentle into that good night grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay rage, rage against the dying of the light and you, my father, there on the sad height, curse, bless me now with your fierce tears i pray do not go gentle into that good night rage, rage against the dyeing of the light" I'm sure I got some commas in the wrong spots there.. lol. That poem has a huge meaning to me, mainly because I am an atheist. I have the utmost respect for people of faith and i know religion is a beautiful thing, I just can't give into faith like that. So, in my belief, death is it. You only get one shot. So, no matter how you've lived your life, you can always do more, do greater things. Life is precious. So now that the philosophical life/death talks are over, heres my first tat, done by my buddy in his appt with a half broken tat gun lol By nocold at 2011-08-31 If anyone is familiar with dane cook, this here is a MFC... Monkey (making love that starts with a F) a Coconut lol. I have 3 best friends that I consider my brothers, and one of them was moving to south dakota. We were all hanging out at another ones appt in San Diego before he left, and we decided to all get tats to commemorate the last time we'd be together for a long while. The one whos appt we were at was an apprenticing self-taught tattoo artist so he did the honors (including his own). His gun was cheap and falling apart, but we suffered through it. I have plans for a rather large and intricate piece covering my whole back, when i have probably $1000 to blow.. lol. Its a secret, but I will say it involves a huge oak tree, a robot, and the lyrics from the chorus of Dave Matthews Band, "Gravedigger" "Gravedigger, when you dig my grave, can you make it shallow, so I can feel the rain" Ok, all done boring you with stories now lol. Thanks for lookin!!